Kondapalli FortCurrently Closed
- Address: Kondapalli Khilla, Ghat Road, Kondapalli, Vijayawada- 521228, India
- Timings: 10:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 5 INR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Fort
Kondapalli Fort - Review
The Kondapalli Fort is also known as the Kondapalli Killa. It is located in the Krishna District of Vijayawada. It was built by Prolaya vema Reddy of the Kondavid Dynasty. Initially it was a pleasure palace and a center for the business disculssions of the kingdom along with the Kondavid Fort in the Guntur District.
The forest area around is full of the ponuku tress. These are famous for their lightwood which is used for the famous traditional toys of the Kondapalli area. The fort was built in 1360 by the Reddy dynasty and then passed on to the Gajapati rulers of Orissa, then to Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara Empire and then in the hands of the Muhammedan rulers. Much later it was acquired by the British East India Company Authorities. The fort was even acquired by the famous Nizam-ul-Mulk of the mughal Empire for some time in the 16th century.
The beautiful fort has three successive doors with the majestic first one known as the Dargah Darwaza after the name of the tomb of Gulab Shah who was killed here in a battle. The other two gateways are known as Golconda gateway and the Jaggaiahpet Gateway. The fort has many towers and battlements. At the far end of the Fort complex is the Tanisha Mahal which is in the crest in between two hills. It is completely in ruins now but it can be found that when it was in a good state, it had a floor with many chambers and beautifully carved towers and on the upper floor was a huge hall. There is also a deep reservoir on a lovely spring here. The spring water is said to be so cold that it causes fever. There is also a British Barrack with 8 large rooms and a separate annexure as well. There is also a British Cemetery adjoining the fort complex.
Kondapalli Fort Information
- Photography is allowed inside.
- Entry is paid so make sure you get the information.
How To reach Kondapalli Fort by Public Transport
- The nearest railway station is the Kakinada Port Railway Station Junction.
- The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport.
Restaurants Near Kondapalli Fort
- Blue Leaves Restaurant
- Taj Restaurant
- Annapurna Restaurant
- Ramayya Mess
- Idli & Idli Restaurant
- Silver Spoon Restaurant
- Aromas Multicuisine Restaurant
- Spice Inn Restaurant
- Zodiac The Astral, Oriental Pavilion
- Tycoons Restaurant
- Sugar & Spice
- Bay Leaf Indian Restaurant
- Sweet Magic
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kondapalli Fort
67.09% of people who visit Vijayawada include Kondapalli Fort in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
44.44% of people start their Kondapalli Fort visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kondapalli Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kondapalli Fort
Kondapalli Fort Trips
Kondapalli Fort, Vijayawada Reviews
Kondapalli fort is situated at a distance of 16 km from Vijayawada, Kondapalli remains to be an all-time favourite tourist spot of Andhra Pradesh. A trip to Kondapalli means a treat to the eyes with an ancient fort and the locally-made toys. The Kondapalli fort which once served as a training camp of the British Empire is the exclusive attraction of the place. The popular Kondapalli toys also stand as a main attraction. Poniki, a special type of light wood is used to make the toys which generally resemble the characters of ancient myths and epics. A trip to Kondapalli will let you discover the majestic architectural achievements of the place.
very good fort on hill of highest altitude..where u can see the city view.once upon a time king ruled from this fort. very good spot for picinics and day outs.bike ride with safety precautions suggested. awesome ambience on a rainy day.carry water, food and snacks. no shops are people live there. cars and bike rides are best and safe.
If you are up for a trek, there is a path from the small town... otherwise take a vehicle around the hill and ask for the road till the fort. The fort itself is in ruins save for the part the government has restored. The restoration is underway but the premise are open for all. Beautiful architecture can be seen in the remenants. I only wonder how beautiful it will be post restoration!
The place is so intresting and it has rich historical values. But the facilities for visitors are very poor. There is no drinking water facility, there are only two shops which sell drinking water. If they are closed , we cannot drink water unless we carry water along with us. There is no water tap to drink water.i faced this problem.
Beautiful place for nature lovers, bike riding through out d journey will give u so much joy, present administration is restoring d fort. So soon people will enjoy it fully
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I am not sure about the exact ticket price. But, it is somewhere between INR 10 to 20 for adults and less than that for kids.Report Abuse